Asda acquires 15 standalone petrol stations from Rontec
Asda has purchased 15 standalone petrol stations across the UK from independent forecourt operator Rontec.
The move forms part of Asda’s plans to open 100 standalone petrol stations by the end of 2018 together with 1,000 more click and collect sites.
Asda said it intends to close and convert the 15 petrol stations over a number of weeks and will re-open the sites as Asda by summer 2015. The first five sites in Staines, Tottenham White Hart Lane, Tilehurst, Plymouth and Woodville are expected to re-open from mid-March.
As well as offering fuel, the sites will stock a selection of everyday items and will also offer a click and collect service where shoppers can collect their online orders free of charge.
Asda’s president and chief executive Andy Clarke said: “Customers tell us that a convenient and great value shopping experience is important to them. Asda is known for its low fuel prices and has been a price leader across the board for 50 years – we are now redefining value retailing, tackling the rapidly changing market head on.
“We have set out a clear ambition to lead online and expand further into London and the South East, opening 100 petrol stations and 1,000 click and collect sites by 2018 as part of five year strategy. Our grocery home shopping is already growing at more than 20% year on year and click and collect will allow us to bring Asda value to even more customers with the acquisition of these 15 new petrol stations.”
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